Welcome to Tawa U3A

Tawa U3A is a group of people who are free during the day to gather for activities of interest.

We organise courses to teach subjects of interest like Art , Ancestry or Ukulele.

There are Discussion groups where you can express your point of view, and games both indoor and outdoor.

Talks are arranged on topics of interest like Health, History or Travel. We cooperate with other U3A groups and share sessions.

All up, we offer more than 50 learning and social opportunities at minimal cost.

You are certain to find somethings that are of interest to you.  Like the rest of New Zealand we are suffering through the current unpleasant situation with Covid19. We are trying to carry on learning and to hold U3A together. Please do contribute something whether you are a member or not.


You can email us - [email protected]

How to join U3A

Joining U3A Tawa can be done with a minimum of fuss. An easy way is to ring or email one of our Committee members whose names and contacts appear in the 'Contact Us' page of this site.  You can also use our 'ENROL' page or contact info email at the bottom of this page. The bank account numbers for paying the annual sub are also in the 'Contact Us' page or you can pay to a Committee member. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Welcome to U3A Tawa.

Following Government Policy ALL COURSES ARE SUSPENDED until further notice. This notice overrides all other notes about courses.


The digital tracker is recording that almost 85 members are regularly checking the site (300 views a week) and, VERY IMPORTANTLY, staying for FOUR times longer than in past weeks as they read new stuff during this highly unusual time. We have never topped 100 viewers but hope to do so in the coming weeks. As the days grind on it will be ever more essential that we seek out ideas and news of each other. Please post what you know about what is going on in our area.

Think of it as writing a letter to the local newpaper.

USE THE EMAIL BELOW OR SEND TO A COMMITTEE MEMBER ( See email addresses in Contact Us). The site email is checked regularly. Photos can only go by regular email.

Let us have a photo (or two) of what you are doing in lockdown

It's not all about courses. Members can't easily see each other in the flesh these days so please send us pics of the things you and yours are doing in lockdown. Go easy on the toilet rolls!!

Just is case you missed it........

Just restating that the UK National Theatre are screening on YouTube several of their top plays that in normal times are only available in cinema. The first one (One man two Guvnors with James Corden) finishes today and Jane Eyre begins tomorrow. Each lasts one week. This will continue as long as the virus lockdown in the UK.

The National Theatre (as you will see from the picture) is affectionately known in London as Colditz-on-Thames. They do good stuff, though.

St Patrick's day shenanigans 2020 (back in the Good Old Days)

U3 a members met at the Tawa Library where there was a session on Limericks by Write-It group and those in the vicinity.

Then it was book launch time for Mary-Lynn Boyes who has penned a personal memoir that is designed to be kept to only thirteen copies. 

Then there was the grand rollicking celebration in an adjacent building with suitable beverages. All and sundry had a wonderful time. Mary-Lynn held up a black page-like object and asked the key question: what am I going to create next?

The only reminder to the growing reality outside the door was that the gathering was asked by the Library folk to leave a list of their names for possible tracking over you-know-what!


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Coming up in the next seven days...

Thursday, 9 April 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm - Art Group [AG] - Tawa Community Centre
9:30am - Table Tennis [TT] - Tawa Community Centre Hall
10:00am - New Books in the Library [NB] - Tawa Library
1:30pm - 3:30pm - Leathercraft [LC] - Tawa Union Church
10:00am - Ramblers [RB] - Davies Street/Luckie Street car-park
Monday, 13 April 2020
9:30am - Botany [BY] - Davies Street/Luckie Street car-park
Tuesday, 14 April 2020
2:00pm - Classic UK Television [CT] - Member's home
1:30pm - Write It - Group 2 [WI 2] - Tawa Library
Wednesday, 15 April 2020
1:30pm - Indoor Games [IG] - Tawa Union Church
12:00am - Visits [VS] -
2:00pm - Quiz [QZ] - Tawa Union Church
To contact us, please fill in the form below. . . . . Advise us of when you paid your subs (if you have paid recently)

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To contact us, please fill in the form below. . . . . Advise us of when you paid your subs (if you have paid recently)

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Last name:
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